Henry Miller was born thirty-seven years after the terrible siege, in which were his father and kindred; and in which it is said, the Montgomerys, and Millers, distinguished themselves. In 1770 he bought, from the Greenlee Grant, made by the English Crown, about 400 acres of land, two and one half miles east of the Natural Bridge, and three miles north of James river; and built thereon a substantial dwelling, of hewn oak logs. He was largely instrumental in having built, on his place, the twelve cornered church, of which the first pastor was the Rev. William Baldridge. Henry Miller was a man of deep religious convictions. He sometimes walked ten miles, to attend religious worship, and hear the Gospel preached.